licensed marriage family therapist resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 2 years, possessing in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for assessments, diagnosis, and treatment.
  •  Knowledge of Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Practiced in individual and family assessments
  • Therapeutic expertise
  • Outreach programming specialist
  • Parenting skills educator
  • Mood disorders specialist
  • Licensed MFT in California
  • Family therapy background 
  • Clinical documentation mastery Solution-focused counseling Specialize in 0-5 yo population
  • Certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (EBP)
  • Certified in NCAST assessment
  • Certified in Depression Treatment Quality Improvement using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(EBP)
  • Certified in crisis/suicide intervention through ASSIST
  • Certified in CANS Assessment (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths)
  • Trained in Incredible Years Parenting Classes
  • Trained in play therapy, trauma focused CBT, and in Watch, Wait, and Wonder (EBP'S)
  • Experience in program development: Anti-bullying on school campus (k-12); Caregiver/parenting workshops; Suicide education and prevention to parents/caregivers, teens, and transitional aged youth, youth outreach
  • Member of CAMFT - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Professional Experience
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, 01/2014 - Current
Leidos Galesburg, IL,
  • Providing mental health services in the SART (Screening, Assessment, Referral, Treatment) program
  • Trained in providing mental health services to 0-5yo population utilizing appropriate assessments, outcome measures, and play therapy skills to monitor progress and support treatment related to diagnosis
  • Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services with Pediatrician, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologist, Mental Health Rehab Specialist, Clinical Supervisor, and Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologist.
  • Taught clients and families anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.
  • Confident knowledge in San Bernardino County Medi-Cal documentation, including but not limited to: intakes, assessments, treatment, service plans, progress notes, case management, discharges, crisis intervention, and referrals.
Mariage Family Therapist Intern, 02/2011 - 01/2014
Lhc Group Pulaski, TN,
  • Contracted through Riverside County Mental Health Department with the Prevention and Early Intervention Program.
  • Certified in the evidence based therapy: Depression Treatment Quality Improvement program using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Experienced providing therapy services to diverse populations: Homeless, Runaways, LGBTQ, TAY, diverse cultural backgrounds from low income communities, and Foster Youth.
  • Provided therapy to 16-25 year olds with early symptoms of depression.
  • Provided crisis intervention to TAY who experienced suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors.
  • Initiated and conducted individual, group, and family therapy.
  • Experienced in psycho-social assessments, developing treatment plans and interventions, and coordinating discharge planning.
MArriage Family Therapist Intern, 02/2011 - 05/2013
Moreno Valley Selpa Counseling Agency City, STATE,
  • Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including family systems, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, behavioral, and crisis intervention techniques in a school environment.
  • Utilized various therapy techniques with children ages 6- 19 with moderate to severe emotional disturbances, autistic spectrum disorders, and developmental delays to increase self-awareness.
  •  Processed disruptive and maladaptive behaviors with children to ensure safety and develop healthier coping skills.
  • Teamed with special education teachers, staff, and parents to increase consistency between classroom and home interventions.
  • Maintain progress notes for all clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions.
  • Experience in anti-bullying program on campus through student collaboration, art therapy, and social media.
Marriage Family Therapist Trainee, 2009 - 07/2009
Operation Safehouse City, STATE,
  • Counseling youth (11-17 yo) and families in crisis situations.
  • Experience and understanding in individual, group, and family therapy.
  • Facilitate Why Try groups with youth.
  • Trained in administering GAIN Assessments to teenagers (drug/alcohol dependence/abuse assessment).
Child Care Worker, 2008 - 02/2011
Operation Safehouse City, STATE,
  • supervised and worked with 11-17yr olds in the emergency shelter.
  • Completed in takes upon arrival and maintained proper case notes during the youths stay.
  • Maintained contact with youths parents, guardians, or social worker to provide information on progress and/or needs.
  • Facilitated daily groups with the youth to discuss expectations, plans, and issues needing to be resolved.
  • Collaborated with family counselors to help maintain consistency with behaviors according to the treatment plans.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Counseling Psychology, Expected in 2010
California Baptist University - Riverside, CA
Status - Coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 2007
University of California Riverside - Riverside, CA
Status -
Major coursework in Psychology
Deans list
Excellent communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft office
Great organizational skills
Effective time management skills
Easily adaptable to change
Calm and driven while working towards deadlines

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School Attended

  • California Baptist University
  • University of California Riverside

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  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
  • Mariage Family Therapist Intern
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  • Child Care Worker


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